I am a Skunk in Heaven.
In the 7th chapter of The Gospel of Mathew, Jesus says:
“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. Many will say to me on that day, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name and in your name drive out demons and in your name perform many miracles?’ Then I will tell them plainly, ‘I never knew you. Away from me, you evildoers!’
The wonder of wonders is that God knows me. I know this because he answers my prayers, even little insignificant prayers, but I do not know nor will never know, in this life, why the infinite, self-sufficient, holy creator of the universe pays any attention to me.
- God does not need me.
- He does not owe me anything.
- He cannot stand the stench of my sin.
To put this in perspective, I think it is like me inviting a skunk into my home. No sane person would do this unless they had a way to eliminate the skunk's odor.
Jesus has done this. His blood has covered my sins and made it possible for me to live in heaven with our Lord. Alleluia! He has done it!
Are you willing for your “sin't glands” to be removed? Will you submit to Christ and allow Him to cover the stench of your sin and bring you into the presence of God?